EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier at Amazon for £129.99
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EcoAir DD122FW-MK5 Classic Desiccant Dehumidifier at Amazon for £129.99

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Found 25th Nov
Black Friday daily deal on this desiccant dehumidifier. Had a watch on this for a while after a friend recommended it to me and was hoping for a black friday deal, as it gets excellent reviews.

This deal price brings it down to roughly the same price as the 'simple' version of this dehumdifier, but this also has an ioniser, digital interface, timer functions and automatic ‘louvre’ settings.

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We have had the 'simple' version of this for 2 years. They are absolutely brilliant. We live in bungalow and have floating floors (floor boards) and a high watertable so no amount of ventilation will remedy the dampness. We used to get wet windows and damp patches particularly on north walls and behind wardrobes.

We now monitor our humidity with a cheap monitor in each problem room and have the dehumidifier running from when we get up until when we go to bed. When we get up humidity is between 60% and 70%. Within 2 hours on full power its down to 35% to 40% and we drop it to half power for rest of the day. It's important to keep the humidity under 50% and by keeping it at around 40% ensures that it's still under 50% under beds and behind wardrobes.

We collect about 1.5 to 2 litres of water per day from a room and we now have no damp and no AM water on windows. The rooms smell sooo much better and we also suffer from less colds and chestiness (that was a revelation!)

More tips.

- Isolate the room by keeping the internal door closed and only opening the window on low humidity days.

- Do not run dehumidifier when outside doors and windows are open. You cannot dehumidify the outside world even with the Ecoair.

- Keep bathroom and ensuite doors closed. Open external windows for 1 hour after a shower/bath to let out humid air. Then close it! Use your extractor fan too.

- Keep the rooms warm. The dehumidifier will give of some heat whilst operating so that helps.

-Hoover the filter every 2-3 weeks to keep it free flowing. Its amazing how much dust it collects.

All this is a bit of a pain particularly having to do this every day and it does cost to run the dehumidifier. But the alternative is worse IMO.

Hope this helps someone. I've just ordered this so I don't have to keep transferring between rooms.

Thanks OP and heated.

Recommend this. Still a bit pricey but worth it. Desiccant makes a big difference, I tried several types/brands before switching to these (and previous generations), been using them over 10 years. The units can be a little hit and miss on life, had 2 malfunction within the first year but also have 3 going strong after years of nightly use.

This has countdown timer and a few other functions, I think it is worth the premium, but if you want cheapest then wait for a deal on the "Simple" model.
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Nice. Still bit expensive but badly need one

Had this failed after about 2 months.

My advice to anyone in the market for one is to buy an industrial one, we got the one from screwfix for about £100, it's been on 22-24 hours a day for 3 years straight with no hiccups.

BIGUSHEADUS9 m ago

Had this failed after about 2 months. My advice to anyone in the market …Had this failed after about 2 months. My advice to anyone in the market for one is to buy an industrial one, we got the one from screwfix for about £100, it's been on 22-24 hours a day for 3 years straight with no hiccups.


That'd be noisy, no?

I wake up in the morning and my bedroom window is soaking and my phone and tablet screen are cold n wet. Would one these resolve that? I have one of the little box ones but dont think its worth it !

Yes it would be perfect
they are worth it I do agree

Firemountain25 m ago

I wake up in the morning and my bedroom window is soaking and my phone and …I wake up in the morning and my bedroom window is soaking and my phone and tablet screen are cold n wet. Would one these resolve that? I have one of the little box ones but dont think its worth it !


This would solve it if you leave it on. Quite noisy though but you get used to it.
Edited by: "gsnares" 25th Nov

Recommend this. Still a bit pricey but worth it. Desiccant makes a big difference, I tried several types/brands before switching to these (and previous generations), been using them over 10 years. The units can be a little hit and miss on life, had 2 malfunction within the first year but also have 3 going strong after years of nightly use.

This has countdown timer and a few other functions, I think it is worth the premium, but if you want cheapest then wait for a deal on the "Simple" model.

Firemountain1 h, 59 m ago

I wake up in the morning and my bedroom window is soaking and my phone and …I wake up in the morning and my bedroom window is soaking and my phone and tablet screen are cold n wet. Would one these resolve that? I have one of the little box ones but dont think its worth it !


It won't solve the problem but will keep it at bay, try and ventilate during the day to keep the humidity level at an ok level.

We have had the 'simple' version of this for 2 years. They are absolutely brilliant. We live in bungalow and have floating floors (floor boards) and a high watertable so no amount of ventilation will remedy the dampness. We used to get wet windows and damp patches particularly on north walls and behind wardrobes.

We now monitor our humidity with a cheap monitor in each problem room and have the dehumidifier running from when we get up until when we go to bed. When we get up humidity is between 60% and 70%. Within 2 hours on full power its down to 35% to 40% and we drop it to half power for rest of the day. It's important to keep the humidity under 50% and by keeping it at around 40% ensures that it's still under 50% under beds and behind wardrobes.

We collect about 1.5 to 2 litres of water per day from a room and we now have no damp and no AM water on windows. The rooms smell sooo much better and we also suffer from less colds and chestiness (that was a revelation!)

More tips.

- Isolate the room by keeping the internal door closed and only opening the window on low humidity days.

- Do not run dehumidifier when outside doors and windows are open. You cannot dehumidify the outside world even with the Ecoair.

- Keep bathroom and ensuite doors closed. Open external windows for 1 hour after a shower/bath to let out humid air. Then close it! Use your extractor fan too.

- Keep the rooms warm. The dehumidifier will give of some heat whilst operating so that helps.

-Hoover the filter every 2-3 weeks to keep it free flowing. Its amazing how much dust it collects.

All this is a bit of a pain particularly having to do this every day and it does cost to run the dehumidifier. But the alternative is worse IMO.

Hope this helps someone. I've just ordered this so I don't have to keep transferring between rooms.

Thanks OP and heated.

Had this model (v4) , broke down in Yr 2 but repaired for free, broke down again in Yr 3. Did work very well in the interim . Switched to the screwfix one instead, brilliant, so much quieter, you could leave on 24/7

I have the EcoAir mini which I believe is less noisy and a bit easier to move about

I have got it for £148 one week before and this is fantastic i cant belive how much water this collects. But i cant turn it on all the time i afraid of electricity bills to go very high

Had this exact model for over 2 years now and not given us an ounce of bother. Excellent deal, heat added.

I have this too. Would highly recommend. I use in my conservatory winter time and it prevents the damp and mouldy smell and even warms the place up a bit. It has a timer so you can set for certain times. Originally bought after a water leak to extract all the damp and worked a treat
Edited by: "jackmatthew" 25th Nov

suzhayes33 m ago

Is this the same one @ Tesco? …Is this the same one @ Tesco? https://www.tesco.com/direct/ecoair-7l-desiccant-dehumidifier-dd122fw-white/560-5251.prd?source=others

No, this is the same: tesco.com/dir…prd

Reading18004 h, 5 m ago

Had this model (v4) , broke down in Yr 2 but repaired for free, broke down …Had this model (v4) , broke down in Yr 2 but repaired for free, broke down again in Yr 3. Did work very well in the interim . Switched to the screwfix one instead, brilliant, so much quieter, you could leave on 24/7


Which screwfix one did you switch to? Noise is a big factor for us.

Reading18004 h, 8 m ago

Had this model (v4) , broke down in Yr 2 but repaired for free, broke down …Had this model (v4) , broke down in Yr 2 but repaired for free, broke down again in Yr 3. Did work very well in the interim . Switched to the screwfix one instead, brilliant, so much quieter, you could leave on 24/7


What's the screw fix one called? Ta

I've had one of these for just over 2 years. Still get some condensation, but vastly reduced as I only have it on low overnight.

Two issues I had just after it ran out of warranty.

1. Water started leaking onto the floor. Took it apart and noticed one of the round foam seals had compressed and was not doing it's job anymore. Removed the seal and used some gasket sealer, no more leak.

2. The efficiency dropped right off. Pulled it apart and noticed lots and lots of dust clogging the large desiccant wheel inside. Removed several other components including the small desiccant wheel motor and used a vacuum to gently remove the dust. Back to full efficiency again.

The removable filter at the rear needs cleaning reguarly, but this does not seem to stop dust entering the inside the machine and clogging the desiccant wheel.
Edited by: "Raider0001" 25th Nov

What do owners have the louvre set to

snoopy1816 m ago

What do owners have the louvre set to



I usually have mine on the wide setting to move as much air around as possible.

Thanks OP bought one

Reading18005 h, 45 m ago

Had this model (v4) , broke down in Yr 2 but repaired for free, broke down …Had this model (v4) , broke down in Yr 2 but repaired for free, broke down again in Yr 3. Did work very well in the interim . Switched to the screwfix one instead, brilliant, so much quieter, you could leave on 24/7


Which model you would suggest?

p9dyl7 h, 57 m ago

It won't solve the problem but will keep it at bay, try and ventilate …It won't solve the problem but will keep it at bay, try and ventilate during the day to keep the humidity level at an ok level.


Yno as soon as I wake i open the window and leave it open all day if i can ... its getting a wee bit cold for that at the moment but still pushing on with it to try " dry " the place out!

snoopy183 h, 42 m ago

What do owners have the louvre set to



Straight up or pointing to drying clothes after wash.

blacklight1244 h, 18 m ago

What's the screw fix one called? Ta



In a previous discussion, this one was mentioned: screwfix.com/p/w…79g

No idea if it's any good. As far as I know, none of the ones Screwfix sell are desiccant so the extraction rates have to be adjusted for the UK climate.

Does anyone know which Screwfix model which would put perform this at the said £100 bracket?

However tempted to make the purchase on this as increased condensation on the windows in the morning.

Cheers OP voted HOT.

HUKD

faxmax13 m ago

In a previous discussion, this one was mentioned: …In a previous discussion, this one was mentioned: https://www.screwfix.com/p/wdh-316db-16ltr-dehumidifier/1379gNo idea if it's any good. As far as I know, none of the ones Screwfix sell are desiccant so the extraction rates have to be adjusted for the UK climate.


Looks like my question was answered now to do some homework on different types of Dehumidifiers and their selected features, I guess a simple plug in and walk away would be ideal.

HUKD

The screwfix one will need a room above 15 degrees to work

snoopy188 h, 38 m ago

The screwfix one will need a room above 15 degrees to work


So say the Room is above 15* would the Screwfix one be better in comparison to the EcoAir?

HUK
Edited by: "HotUKDude" 25th Nov

HotUKDude3 h, 59 m ago

Does anyone know which Screwfix model which would put perform this at the …Does anyone know which Screwfix model which would put perform this at the said £100 bracket?However tempted to make the purchase on this as increased condensation on the windows in the morning.Cheers OP voted HOT.HUKD

screwfix.com/p/w…Nkw

We switched from this

Reading180015 m ago

https://www.screwfix.com/p/wdh-316db-16ltr-dehumidifier/1379G?tc=AT5&ds_rl=1247848&ds_rl=1245250&gclid=CjwKCAiAxuTQBRBmEiwAAkFF1i_3YL595ck84jyJCELT2MVVHCuxB8BxVKOJMwPpKnbMdMIeEwNPZhoCrCEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CLPpjuKj2tcCFU6r7QodVDMNkwWe switched from this


To I guess the one listed here, may I ask what are your thoughts and is it better.

HUKD

Reading180039 m ago

https://www.screwfix.com/p/wdh-316db-16ltr-dehumidifier/1379G?tc=AT5&ds_rl=1247848&ds_rl=1245250&gclid=CjwKCAiAxuTQBRBmEiwAAkFF1i_3YL595ck84jyJCELT2MVVHCuxB8BxVKOJMwPpKnbMdMIeEwNPZhoCrCEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CLPpjuKj2tcCFU6r7QodVDMNkwOnce it is down to maintain mode it is very quiet



Do you know if this model can be used in the garage where temperatures can dip below freezing?

HellriderUKDeals6932 m ago

Do you know if this model can be used in the garage where temperatures can …Do you know if this model can be used in the garage where temperatures can dip below freezing?


Technically you cant run any dehumidifier at below freezing as the water would freeze in the unit when condensing and stop it working .
Edited by: "neddyuk" 25th Nov

This is a good article by Meaco (rival brand). Meaco make both Compressor and Desiccant dehumidifiers so it's not biased like articles on the websites of some other manufacturers who make only one type.

Started leaking not even a week later. Returning for a refund.
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